We can’t stop staring at this beautiful cover embroidered by Stewart Easton for Linda Newbery’s recent book Until We Win.
Artist Partners have a growing strength in their agency in the craft and creative area of embroidery - one of the most successful of these creative embroiderers' is Stewart Easton - who is now becoming a much sought after artist, teaching and taking workshops all over the UK and US about to embark on another very soon.
Embroidery artist Emily Tull made it to the top three artists in the regional final for Sky Arts Portrait of the year series which was filmed earlier this month.
Emily had to produce an embroidered portrait of her model Melvyn Bragg within the time limit of 4 hours - quite an achievement in such a small space of time. Emily worked at the Wallace Collection - here is her finished piece, and another more finished and detailed piece which she finished at home ...... Emily's work will appear within the book that Sky Arts have also produced which accompanies the series....
Emily Tull is represented by Artist Partners
… and then they came for the children is an eight meter wall drawing which Stewart Easton made for a solo show which was part of a residency he had at St Mary's Art Centre, Virginia City, Nevada, USA.
After a successful residency at the Art Centre in Nevada during July 2013, Stewart was invited back for a longer stint covering July and August 2014.
During the residency Stewart was required to teach a five day workshop on illustration, narrative and embroidery. The workshop was designed to demonstrate the processes he uses as an embroiderer and illustrator. Along with this, he was also asked to host a solo exhibition of new work. Stewart had stitched ten 23 x 23cm embroideries, and whilst on the residency he stitched a further nine, along with nine pen and ink drawings.
Stewart also had a large wall which he kept free of work as he wanted to create a wall drawing. Stewart had recently created a large six meter wall drawing for the English Folk Dance and Song Society at Cecil Sharp House in Camden, London and he intends to create a new drawing on the wall which would tie in the embroideries and drawings.
The wall drawing was applied directly onto the wall using Posca pens and paint. Stewart hadn't roughed out a plan for the wall as he wanted the freedom of one element feeding into the next. Drawing on walls is a new direction for him and allows him to transfer the stories, history and folklore of location directly into that location.
Below is a short statement based upon the exhibition '...and then they came for the children
'... and then they came for the children” Easton has withdrawn all forms of digital media in producing the work, and has married the innocent wonder of childhood with the free-form traditional processes of hand drawing and hand stitch creating works which on the surface appear 'twee' yet are underpinned with a sinister edge and circumstance.
Stewart's enchanting work can be seen and commissioned, and his agent Artist Partners look forward to many more interesting installations and exhibitions of this most versatile and creative artist working in mediums such as embroidery and painting techniques.
Stewart Easton is represented by Artist Partners
The uniquely talented artist Stewart Easton was asked to produce this lovely image entitled "La Segua", in his digital and hand embroidery style.
The image depicts a Costa Rican folk tale entitled: 'La Segua' which Stewart designed for the Making Moves project in conjunction with Craftspace Ltd.
The project is about working within a Hispanic Group formed of a mix of people from Spain, Peru, Mexico and Costa Rica with the aim to expose children to the Hispanic Culture and the Spanish language .
After meeting with them in Warwick, Stewart was required to make a piece of artwork which had a connection to the group. During the specific workshops that took place there was a great deal of story telling by the the people taking part. Stewart was inspired by a particular folk tale from Costa Rica entitled "La Segua" that was told by one of the group, and he has used that storyline for the grounds of his creative artwork.
This piece was hand drawn, digitally manipulated and printed digitally onto fabric. It was then finished by hand embroidery.
Stewart Easton is represented by Artist Partners
Artist Partners are delighted to introduce the work of Stewart Easton who has recently joined the agency. Art commissioners are increasingly becoming aware of his eclectic talents with a mix of embroidery and illustration.
Stewart’s work has been exhibited all over the country, at various exhibitions displaying his large and impressive embroideries – some 3 meters in length, a combination of digital print on fabric with hand embroidery.
Stewart’s work has adorned a number of album covers for musicians such as Wizards of Twiddly, James Reid, and Wiqwar and James Yorkston !
He also creates the most splendid black and white line illustrations which are inspired by a good mix of folk art and quirky characters, with shaker influences!
Working on a number of commissions, art buyers are becoming aware of his vibrant and unique talents!
Intrigued ? For more information, please contact Artist Partners